Ingrown toenail specialist in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Symptoms of Ingrown Toenail

Signs that may indicate the formation of an ingrown toenail include redness, pain, swelling of the surrounding skin, possible bleeding or oozing of pus, and an overgrowth of the skin around the nail. The surrounding skin may also feel tender and become swollen or hardened. Most ingrown toenails are diagnosed by a simple physical exam; however, an x-ray may be required to show how deep the nail has grown into the skin of the toe.

Causes of Ingrown Toenails

Many factors influence the likelihood of developing an ingrown toenail. The most common way ingrown toenails are formed is due to an incorrect method in how the toenails are trimmed. If you cut your toenails too short or cut them at an angle, you’re putting yourself at risk of getting this condition. Another main factor that contributes to ingrown toenails is the choice of footwear. Those who commonly wear tightly fitted shoes, such as high heels, that do not give the toes enough room, put too much pressure on the big toes. This can create an ingrown toenail. To alleviate the pain, a small piece of cotton may be fitted underneath the nail. However, in more serious cases, total removal of the nail may be necessary.

How to Prevent Ingrown Nails

To prevent ingrown toenails, allow your toenails to grow a little longer and avoid cutting them too short. If you do develop an ingrown nail, soaking the toe in hot water will help prevent infection and lessen pain. You may want to add antibiotic soap or Epsom salts to the water, which will provide further protection against infection.

Ingrown Toenails Treatment

Treatment for an ingrown toenail varies between patients and the severity of the condition. In most cases, it is best to see your podiatrist for thorough and proper treatment. After examining your toe, your podiatrist may prescribe oral antibiotics to clear the infection if one is present. Surgical removal of either a portion of the nail or the entire nail may also be considered. In some cases, complete removal or destruction of the nail root may be required. Most patients who undergo nail surgery experience minimal pain afterward and can return to normal activity the following day.

For a proper diagnosis and advised treatment plan, we recommend you seek the care of a podiatrist as soon as you notice the warning signs of an ingrown toenail.

Make An Appointment With Podiatry Inc. Today

Great feet are not a privilege; they are a right. Our four convenient locations across Northeast Ohio allow us ample opportunity to assist patients with a wide range of foot, ankle and lower leg issues. In most cases, we can get you in within 24 hours. Whether you are suffering from heel pain or other foot or ankle conditions, our team of certified doctors at Podiatry Inc. can help. Call us today at (216) 245-1290 or click the "Request Appointment" tab at the top right to schedule an appointment with us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in our offices in Ohio: Beachwood, OH 44122, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, Mentor, OH 44060 and Tallmadge, OH 44278.

Beachwood

3733 Park East Dr.
Suite 240
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri
: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, Foot Doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Mayfield Heights

1236 SOM Center Rd.

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tue
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri
: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, foot doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Mentor

8382 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, OH 44060
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tue
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri
: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, Foot Doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Tallmadge

116 East Ave.
Suite 4
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tue
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri
: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, Foot Doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

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